11000 Calvert Rd, Mobile, AL
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Southern Orchards is owned and operated by the Thornburg family, in Mobile, Alabama. Chad’s desire to learn about produce farming and his need for a reason to contact, and potentially date, Jenny, led to his idea to grow satsumas. Chad’s mom and dad are row crop farmers and provided the much needed resources and labor to get this venture up and running. Jenny’s family would be the source he would turn to for advice and guidance on how to get started, given their knowledge and years of experience in produce farming. And so, contact was made…and the rest is history!
In January of 2010, work began on property passed down by Chad’s family that would be the home to our satsumas. Two months later, the first 100 trees were planted. Growth continued and we now have approximately 400 satsuma trees.
Chad & Jenny Thornburg